Friday, March 23, 2012

On Being Human

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
~ Oscar Wilde

This was our primary goal in producing Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist, the new one-woman play touring Spring 2012.

We did not want our audiences to simply be told about Marie's life — though that in itself would be interesting enough to experience. The obstacles she faced, and what she achieved in spite of them, would make the best of us feel unaccomplished.

Regardless, what we wanted, and what we hope we have achieved, was for a two-hour glimpse inside the memories and soul of another person. A humorous, passionate, highly intelligent, deeply troubled woman who knew her purpose in life, and refused to let anyone keep her from attaining her life's goals.

Marie changed the world for the better, just like she always wanted. She was "something." She mattered in a world and profession that told her she never would.

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